Based on the true story of how the inhabitants of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, coped with the diversion of numerous planes from American airspace on 9/11, Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre is full of hope and joy, and the atmosphere is electric right from the off.
‘You are here, at the start of a moment’. Those words in Come From Away never felt more true. Four hundred and 95 days after last being in a West End theatre, 495 days after last seeing a musical, 495 days without theatre. And ‘You are here…’
As the multi-award-winning Come From Away prepares to welcome audiences back to the Phoenix Theatre in London from 22 July 2021, two new members has been announced for the London cast and full details have been confirmed for the full Come From Away UK family, on and off stage.
The shutters of London’s Phoenix Theatre will lift on 22 July 2021 and welcome in audiences to the highly anticipated re-opening of the hit musical Come From Away.
Multi-award-winning hit musical Come From Away will make a return to the West End early next year with a very special staged concert version performed for a limited run at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10-27 February 2021.
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Come From Away, the story of how one small town, Gander in Newfoundland, responded to events of 9/11 when 7,000 passengers from 38 diverted aircraft landed in their midst, is one of the most joyous experiences you’ll encounter in the theatre.
I’m not one for twee, saccharine niceness, but the simple, honest goodness that runs through Come From Away is something that I can get on board with.
Come From Away is a show that needs to run and run; its brilliant music and wealth of humour are enough to keep you coming back for more, and we can never remind ourselves too many times of the good that humanity is capable of when it puts its mind to it.
I could have written a rave review of Come from Away. But what I couldn’t get out of my head was how important a piece it feels in terms of recording history. As a former history teacher, and as an academic who looks at theatre’s response to real-world events… I wrote an essay instead.
Come From Away tells the incredible true story of how the residents of Gander, Newfoundland welcomed the 7,000 passengers of planes from around the world, due to the American air space being closed after 9/11.
Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre is unquestionably wonderfully performed, but its schmaltzy set pieces fail to move.
Come From Away is a funny, moving and uplifting new musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Having won Best Musical awards across North America, the show now arrives in London where, if there’s any justice, it’ll prove to be just as successful.
One amazing story in Come From Away is that of Nick and Diane Marson who met on a diverted plane and fell unexpectedly in love. Editor, Olivia, got to chat to Nick and Diane about the show alongside their actor counterparts, Robert Hands and Helen Hobson…
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Caroline Flack will star as Roxie Hart in Chicago from 10 December 2018 until the end of the show’s run at the Phoenix Theatre on 5 January 2019.
Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, American Idol and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall will star as Billy Flynn in Chicago from 19 November 2018 until the end of the show’s run at the Phoenix Theatre on 5 January 2019.
Due to popular demand, Alexandra Burke and Duncan James will extend their runs in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre. Burke will play Roxie Hart until 10 November 2018 and James will play Billy Flynn until 17 November.
Casting has been announced for Come From Away, the Tony Award-winning musical which will arrive in London for its UK premiere at the Phoenix Theatre next year with performances from 30 January 2019.